Discussion papers

Discussion Paper: Five Modelling Purposes 27 June 2017

A draft of a chapter that discusses some different purposes for a simulation model and the consequences of this in terms of its development, checking and justification.


Co-developing beliefs and social influence networks – towards understanding Brexit 17 February 2017

A discussion paper by Bruce Edmonds

An abstract agent-based model where beliefs and social network co-evolve is applied to understanding the kind of processes that might have been at work during the Brexit vote.


New book chapter: The Room Around the Elephant: Tackling Context-Dependency in the Social Sciences by Bruce Edmonds 7 February 2017

New open access book, published by Springer, on alternative approaches and critiques to social science coming out of an EU project.


Stefano Picascia's Thesis: Agent-based modelling of urban economic and cultural dynamics under the rent-gap hypothesis 3 February 2017

Stefano Picascia’s Thesis: Agent-based modelling of urban economic and cultural dynamics under the rent-gap hypothesis. 31st Jan 2017, Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University.


Can Social Networks Explain Ethnic Labour Market Segmentation? 4 October 2016

Paper presented at the Social Simulation Conference (SSC 2016), in Rome, September 19-23, 2016.


Contextual Cognition in Social Simulation by Bruce Edmonds 3 October 2016

Reviews and discusses the modelling of cognition in social simulation with respect to its context-dependency, then proposes a principled way, using cognitive con-text, of integrating machine learning and reasoning processes into a single cognitive model suitable for use in social simulation.


Policy making and modelling in a complex world by Wander Jager and Bruce Edmonds 3 October 2016

A paper looking at the consequences of complexity in the real world together with some meaningful ways of understanding and managing such situations.


Open Modelling for Simulators by Bruce Edmonds and Gary Polhill 24 September 2016

This motivates and discusses the process of making a simulation model available for others to freely inspect and use.


Shaheen has paper at IC3K on "Bootstrapping a Semantic Lexicon on Verb Similarities" 22 September 2016

Bootstrapping a Semantic Lexicon on Verb Similarities by Shaheen Syed, Marco Spruit and Melania Borit @ IC3K 2016


Magnus' Award Winning Thesis: 'Social Foundations of Sense Making' 21 July 2016

Magnus Josefsson has come second in the EDAMBA (European Doctoral Association) thesis competition for his work ‘Social Foundations of Sense Making: Four Case Studies’.


Discussion paper: "Staged Models for Interdisciplinary Research" 6 April 2016

This is a paper that describes the “staged modelling approach” developed during the “SCID” Project (The Social Complexity of Immigration and Diversity). This starts with a complex, evidence-led model and then progressively models that with simpler models to get a combination of rigour and relevance.


Factbase -- a NetLogo Extension 21 January 2016


Factbase is a new extension for NetLogo offered for beta-testing by the CPM. It introduces a new data type: a structured set of data called a “fact base”, that will be particularly useful for those who want to program more cognitive models in their social simulations.


Culture trumps ethnicity! – Intra-generational cultural evolution and ethnocentrism in an artificial society 16 October 2015


Agents in Space and Time 5 December 2014


Event-Driven Multi-Agent Simulation 11 November 2014


Man on Earth - discovering viable ecological survival strategies 20 October 2013


An Individual-Based Model of the Impact of Human Beings on an Ecosystem 17 October 2013


Capturing the Implicit – an iterative approach to enculturing artificial agents 28 August 2013


Multi-Patch Cooperative Specialists With Tags Can Resist Strong Cheaters 1 June 2013

Published as
Edmonds, B. (2013) Multi-Patch Cooperative Specialists With Tags Can Resist Strong Cheaters. In Rekdalsbakken, W., Bye, R.T. and Zhang, H. (eds), Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2013), May 2013, Alesund, Norway. European Council for Modelling and Simulation, 900-906. 10.7148/2013-0900


A transdisciplinary approach to modelling complex social-ecological problems in coastal ecosystems 13 February 2013

A paper submitted to the Complexity Science & Social Science workshop: at the interface to the real world.
Chicheley Hall, 24th and 25th Sept. 2012.


Ordinal Pattern Analysis: A simple method for assessing simulation-observation fit 15 December 2012


Using real data sets to simulate evolution within complex environments 10 April 2012

A Poster at the European Conference on Complex Systems, Vienna, Sept. 2011.


Learning, Social Intelligence and the Turing Test – why an “out-of-the-box” Turing Machine will not pass the Turing Test 15 February 2012

An Invited talk at the Turing Centenary Conference, CiE Cambridge, June 2012.


Personalising Learning with Dynamic Prediction and Adaptation to Learning Styles in a Conversational Intelligent Tutoring System 1 December 2011

Latham, A.M. (2011) Personalising Learning with Dynamic Prediction and Adaptation to Learning Styles in a Conversational Intelligent Tutoring System. Ph.D. Manchester Metropolitan University.

PhD Thesis


Ethnic diversity in Facebook 25 October 2011


An agent-based model of the development of friendship links within Facebook 1 May 2011


Uncertainty in IT Outsourcing of Large Financial Institutions 30 December 2010

Werth, Bogdan (2010) Uncertainty in IT Outsourcing of Large Financial Institutions, Doctoral Thesis, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom.


When and why does haggling occur? - Some lessons from a qualitative but computational simulation of negotiation 17 September 2003

Presented at: the first international conference of the European Social Simulation Association, Gronigen, the Netherlands, September 2003.
(Slightly enhanced version) Published as: Bruce Edmonds and David Hales (2004). When and Why Does Haggling Occur? Some suggestions from a qualitative but computational simulation of negotiation. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 7(2)


Simulation and Complexity - how they can relate 4 July 2003

Published as: Edmonds, B. (2005) Simulation and Complexity – how they can relate. In Feldmann, V. and Mühlfeld, K. (eds.) Virtual Worlds of Precision – computer-based simulations in the sciences and social sciences. Lit Verlag, 5-32.

This is based on an invited talk at the workshop on “Virtual Worlds of Precision – Computer-based Simulations in the Natural and Social Sciences” at Oxford in January 2003.

For more information on the book see: http://www.lit-verlag.de/isbn/3-8258-6773-0


Can Tags Build Working Systems? From MABS to ESOA 20 May 2003

Presented at the ESOA workshop at the AAMAS 2003 Conference (15th July 2003).
Published as: Hales, D. and Edmonds, B. (2004) Can Tags Build Working Systems? – From MABS to ESOA. In Serugendo, G. Di M., et al. (eds.) Engineering Self-Organising Systems. Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 2977:186-194.


Neg-o-net - a negotiation simulation test-bed 28 April 2003

Presented at the FIRMA workshop, Maastricht, April 2002. Published as part of the FIRMA workpackage 3 report.


Evolutionary Units and Adaptive Intelligence: Why a brain can not be produced by internal evolutionary processes (but could be composed of such) 28 April 2003

This is roughly based upon a presentation given at the First Global Brain Workshop: From Intelligent Networks to the Global Brain – Evolutionary Social Organization through Knowledge Technology. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, July 2001.


Individual-based model to enrich an aggregate model 1 April 2003

Presented at the “Model to Model” workshop, 31st March/1st April 2003, Marseille.


Simulations of Group Dynamics with Different Models 1 April 2003

Presented at the “Model to Model” workshop, 31st March/1st April 2003, Marseille.


A more general model of cooperation based on reinforcement learning: Alignment and Integration of the Bush-Mosteller and the Roth-Erev model 1 April 2003

Presented at the “Model to Model” workshop, 31st March/1st April 2003, Marseille.


Replication, Replication and Replication – Some Hard Lessons from Model Alignment 1 April 2003

Published as: Edmonds, B. and Hales, D. (2003) Replication, Replication and Replication – Some Hard Lessons from Model Alignment. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 6(4)


Re-implementing John Duffy’s model of speculative learning agents in a small scale society: Problems, interest and issues 1 April 2003

Presented at the “Model to Model” workshop, 31st March/1st April 2003, Marseille.


Comparative analysis of agent-based social simulations: GeoSim and FEARLUS models 31 March 2003

Presented at the “Model to Model” workshop, 31st March/1st April 2003, Marseille.


Comparing individual-based model of behaviour diffusion with its mean field aggregated approximation 1 January 2003

Presented at the “Model to Model” workshop, 31st March/1st April 2003, Marseille.


The Design And Use Of Integrated And Agent-Based Models For Freshwater Resource Management 1 September 2002

This was the report on the modelling workpackage of the FIRMA project, edited and brought together by Bruce Edmonds with contributions from the above. For more information on the FIRMA project see http://cfpm.org/firma


Simplicity is Not Truth-Indicative 3 June 2002


Computational Complexity of a Constraint Model-based Proof of the Envelope of Tendencies in a MAS-based Simulation Model 15 May 2002

To be presented as: Terán, O and Edmonds, B. (2002) Computational Complexity of a Constraint Model-based Proof of the Envelope of Tendencies in a MAS-based Simulation Model, 2nd International Workshop on Complexity in Automated Deduction (CiAD), at CADE-18, Copenhagen, Denmark, July, 2002.


Modelling Software Organisations 14 May 2002


Integrating Domain Expertise With Aggregate Data Using Evolutionary Computation 8 May 2002


Understanding Our Creations: Using Machine Learning to Understand Machine models. 2 May 2002


The Social Embedding of Intelligence. Towards producing a machine that could pass the Turing Test 1 May 2002

To be published as: Edmonds, B. (in press) The Social Embedding of Intelligence – Towards producing a machine that could pass the Turing Test. In Peters, G. and Epstein, R. (eds.) The Turing Test Sourcebook: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer, Kluwer.


Exploring the Value of Prediction in an Artificial Stock Market 8 April 2002

Published as: Edmonds, B. (2002) Exploring the Value of Prediction in an Artificial Stock Market. In Butz V. M., Sigaud, O. and Gérard, P. (eds.) Anticipatory Behavior in Adaptive Learning Systems. Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 2684:262-281.


Towards an Ideal Social Simulation Language 18 March 2002

A condensed version will be presented as: Edmonds, B. (2002)Towards an Ideal Social Simulation Language. 3rd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Based Simulation (MABS’02) at AAMAS’02, Bologna, 15-16 July 2002.


Wise-Up! - Smart Tag Pairing Evolves and Persists 12 March 2002


Cooperation and Specialisation without Kin Selection 15 February 2002


Smart Agents Don’t Need Kin - Evolving Specialisation and Cooperation with Tags 15 February 2002


Surviving on a sand-pile: an investigation as to the type of behaviour that evolves in the presence of crises 18 January 2002

To be presented at: the Network on Evolvability in Biological and Software Systems Symposium on “Evolvability and Individuality”, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.


Emergent Tendencies in Multi-Agent-based Simulations: using Constraint-based Methods to Effect Practical Proofs over Finite Subsets of Simulation Outcomes 16 November 2001

Published as: Terán, O. (2001). Emergent Tendencies in Multi-Agent-based Simulations using Constraint-based Methods to Effect Practical Proofs over Finite Subsets of Simulation Outcomes. Doctoral Thesis, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.


Learning and Exploiting Context in Agents 7 November 2001

Published as: Edmonds, B. (2002) Learning and Exploiting Context in Agents. First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2002), Bologna, Italy, July 2002. ACM Press, 1231-1238.


Intuition and Observation in the Design of Multi Agent Systems 6 November 2001


Policy Modelling with ABSS: The Case of Water Demand Management 2 September 2001


Policy Analysis from First Principles 31 August 2001

Published as: Policy Analysis from First Principles
Publication information: Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences (forthcoming) — an invited paper for the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on Adaptive Agents, Intelligence and Emergent Human Organization: Capturing Complexity Through Agent-Based Modeling, October 5 and 6, 2001.


Against Prior Theorising 12 March 2001

Published as the third section of: Conte, R., Edmonds, B., Moss, S. and Swayer, R. K. (2001). Sociology and Social Theory in Agent Based Social Simulation: A Symposium. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory. 7(3),
183-205.


The Importance of Representing Cognitive Processes in Multi-Agent Models 5 March 2001

Published as: Edmonds, B. and Moss, S. (2001). The importance of representing cognitive processes in multi-agent models. In: Dorffner, G., Bischof, H. and Hornik, K. (eds.) Artificial Neural Networks – ICANN 2001, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2130:759-766.


Game Theory: Limitations and an Alternative 5 March 2001

Published as: Moss, S (2001) Game Theory: Limitations and an Alternative, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation vol. 4, no. 2, http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS/4/2/2.html


Competition in Intermediated Markets: Statistical signatures and critical densities 1 March 2001


Learning Appropriate Contexts 12 February 2001

Version Published as: Edmonds, B. (2001) Learning Appropriate Contexts, In: Akmand, V. et. al (eds.) Modelling and Using Context – CONTEXT 2001, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2116:143-155.


What if all truth is context-dependent? 12 February 2001


Demonstrating the Role of Stakeholder Participation: An Agent Based Social Simulation Model of Water Demand Policy and Response 11 December 2000


The Purpose and Place of Formal Systems in the Development of Science 28 September 2000


The Use of Models - making MABS actually work 21 September 2000

Published as: Edmonds, B. (2000) The Use of Models – making MABS more informative. In Moss, S. and Davidson, P. (eds.) Multi Agent Based Simulation 2000, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 1979:15-32.


Determining the Envelope of Emergent Agent Behaviour via Architectural Transformation 15 May 2000

Published as: Terán, O., Edmonds, B. and Wallis, S. (2001) Determining the Envelope of Emergent Agent Behaviour via Architectural Transformation. In Castelfranchi, C. and Lesperance, Y. (eds.) 7th International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures and Languages (ATAL2000), Boston, MA, 8th-9th July, 2000. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 1986:122-135.


Mapping the Envelope of Social Simulation Trajectories 15 May 2000

Published as: Terán, O., Edmonds, B., Wallis, S. (2000) Mapping the Envelope of Social Simulation Trajectories. In Moss, S. and Davisson, P. (eds.). Multi Agent Based Simulation 2000 (MABS2000) Boston MA. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1979. Berlin et al.: Springer 229-243


The Power Law and Critical Density in Large Multi Agent Systems 8 May 2000


The Society of Mind Requires an Economy of Mind 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Ian Wright (2000), “The Society of Mind Requires an Economy of Mind”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 113-124. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


Introducing Emotions in the Computational Study of Norms 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Alexander Staller and Paolo Petta (2000), “Introducing Emotions in the Computational Study of Norms”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 101-112. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


Socially Competent Business Agents with Attitude - Using Habitus Field theory to Design Agents with Social Competence 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Michael Schillo, Steve Allen, Klaus Fischer and Christof Klein (2000), “Socially Competent Business Agents with Attitude – Using Habitus Field theory to Design Agents with Social Competence”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 93-100. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


Imitation and Reinforcement Learning with Heterogeneous Actions 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Bob Price and Craig Boutilier (2000), “Imitation and Reinforcement Learning with Heterogeneous Actions”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 85-92. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


The Making of Meaning in Societies: Semiotic & Information-Theoretic Background to the Evolution of Communication 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Christopher Nehaniv (2000), “The Making of Meaning in Societies: Semiotic & INformation-Theoretic Background to the Evolution of Communication”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 73-84. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


Modelling Agents using the Hotel Analogy: Santisied for your Protection? 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Lindsay Marshall and Savas Parastatidis (2000), “Modelling Agents using the Hotel Analogy: Santisied for your Protection?”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 67-72. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


Having a Sense of Ourselves: Technology and Personal Identity 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Leslie Henrickson (2000), “Having a Sense of Ourselves: TEchnology and Personal Identity”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 61-66. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


A New Look into Garbage Cans - Petri Nets and Organisational Choice 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Sven Heitsch, Daniela Hinck and Marcel Martens (2000), “A New Look into Garbage Cans – Petri Nets and Organisational Choice”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 51-60. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


Recognition of investment opportunities and generation of investment cycles 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Guido Fioretti (2000), “Recognition of investment opportunities and generation of investment cycles”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 37-44. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


The Archeology of Artificial Societies 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Jim Doran (2000), “The Archeology of Artificial Societies”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 21-32. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


Reverse Engineering of Societies - a biological perspective 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Kerstin Dautenhahn (2000), “Reverse Engineering of Societies – a biological perspective”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 15-20. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


Intelligent Social Learning 2 May 2000

A Paper at: The “Starting from Society” symposium at ASIB’2000 convention, Birmingham University, 16th-19th April 2000.

Also published as: Rosaria Conte (2000), “Intelligent Social Learning”, in the Proceedings of the AISB’00 Symposium on Starting from Society – the Application of Social Analogies to Computational Systems, Birmingham, UK: AISB, 1-13. (ISBN 1 902956 13 8)


Developing Agents Who Can Relate To Us - putting agents in our loop via situated self-creation 28 March 2000

A version published as: Edmonds, B. (2002) Developing Agents Who Can Relate To Us – putting agents in our loop via situated self-creation. In Dautenhahn, K. et. al (eds) Socially Intelligent Agents – creating relationships with computers and robots, Kluwer, 37-44.


Towards Implementing Free-Will 13 March 2000

Presented as: Edmonds, B. (2000) Towards Implementing Free Will, AISB’2000 symposium on “How to Design a Functioning Mind”, Birmingham, April 2000.

An substantially revised version of this is available as CPM Report “03-124”:


Relevance, Realism and Rigour: A Third Way for Social and Economic Research 30 November 1999


Syntactic Measures of Complexity 18 October 1999

Edmonds, B. (1999). Syntactic Measures of Complexity. Doctoral Thesis, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.


Towards a Descriptive Model of Agent Strategy Search 6 September 1999

Update version published as: Edmonds, B. (2001) Towards a Descriptive Model of Agent Strategy Search, Computational Economics, 18(1):111-133.


The Constructability of Artificial Intelligence (as defined by the Turing Test) 16 June 1999

Published as: Edmonds, B. (2000). The Constructability of Artificial Intelligence (as defined by the Turing Test). Journal of Logic Language and Informaiton, 9:419-424.


The Pragmatic Roots of Context 30 March 1999

Published as: Edmonds, B. (1999). The Pragmatic Roots of Context. In Bouquet, P. et al. (Eds.), Modeling and Using Context: the Proceedings of CONTEXT’99, Trento, Italy, September 1999. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 1688:119-132.


The Cost of Rational Agency 15 March 1999


A Proposal for the Establishment of Review Boards - a flexible approach to the selection of academic knowledge 6 March 1999

Published as: Edmonds, B. (2000) A Proposal for the Establishment of Review Boards – a flexible approach to the selection of academic knowledge. Journal of Electronic Publishing, 5(4). http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/05-04/edmonds.html


Canonical Task Environments for Social Simulation 1 December 1998

Published as: Moss, S. (2000) Canonical Tasks, Environments and Models for Social Simulation, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 6 (3) 249-275


Integrating Physical and Social Modelling: The Example of Climate Change 17 October 1998


Social Embeddedness and Agent Development 30 August 1998

To be presented at: UKMAS’98 – Workshop of the UK Special Interest Group on Multi-Agent Systems 14-15th December 1998, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.


Modelling and Evolution of Social Trends in Virtual Environments 21 August 1998

A paper presented at the workshop on Socially Situated Intelligence, held at SAB’98, the Fifth International Conference of the Society for Adaptive Behavior, University of Zürich, 17 – 21 August 1998.

Published as: María-Isabel Sánchez-Segura, Ricardo Imbert, Angélica de Antonio, (1998). Modelling and Evolution of Social Trends in Virtual Environments. In Edmonds, B. and Dautenhahn, K. (eds.), Socially Situated Intelligence: a workshop held at SAB’98, August 1998, Zürich. University of Zürich Technical Report, 80-88.


The Social Dimension of Economics and Multiagent Systems 21 August 1998

A paper presented at the workshop on Socially Situated Intelligence, held at SAB’98, the Fifth International Conference of the Society for Adaptive Behavior, University of Zürich, 17 – 21 August 1998.

Published as: Adolfo López Paredes and Ricardo del Olmo Martínez (1998). The Social Dimension of Economics and Multiagent Systems. In Edmonds, B. and Dautenhahn, K. (eds.), Socially Situated Intelligence: a workshop held at SAB’98, August 1998, Zürich. University of Zürich Technical Report, 73-79.


Positioning the analysis: Memetics as a methodological tool to close the ranks between social and traditional history 21 August 1998

A paper presented at the workshop on Socially Situated Intelligence, held at SAB’98, the Fifth International Conference of the Society for Adaptive Behavior, University of Zürich, 17 – 21 August 1998.

Published as: Rogan Jacobson (1998). Positioning the analysis: Memetics as a methodological tool to close the ranks between social and traditional history. In Edmonds, B. and Dautenhahn, K. (eds.), Socially Situated Intelligence: a workshop held at SAB’98, August 1998, Zürich. University of Zürich Technical Report, 61-72.


The Contribution of Society to the Construction of Individual Intelligence 21 August 1998

A paper presented at the workshop on Socially Situated Intelligence, held at SAB’98, the Fifth International Conference of the Society for Adaptive Behavior, University of Zürich, 17 – 21 August 1998.

Published as: Bruce Edmonds and Kerstin Dautenhahn (1998). The Contribution of Society to the Construction of Individual Intelligence. In Edmonds, B. and Dautenhahn, K. (eds.), Socially Situated Intelligence: a workshop held at SAB’98, August 1998, Zürich. University of Zürich Technical Report, 42-60.


The Evolutionary Emergence of Socially Intelligent Agents 21 August 1998

A paper presented at the workshop on Socially Situated Intelligence, held at SAB’98, the Fifth International Conference of the Society for Adaptive Behavior, University of Zürich, 17 – 21 August 1998.

Published as: Cynthia Breazeal and Juan Velasquez (1998). Toward teaching a robot `infant’ using emotive communication acts. In Edmonds, B. and Dautenhahn, K. (eds.), Socially Situated Intelligence: a workshop held at SAB’98, August 1998, Zürich. University of Zürich Technical Report, 25-40.


Toward teaching a robot "infant" using emotive communication acts 21 August 1998

A paper presented at the workshop on Socially Situated Intelligence, held at SAB’98, the Fifth International Conference of the Society for Adaptive Behavior, University of Zürich, 17 – 21 August 1998.

Published as: Cynthia Breazeal and Juan Velasquez (1998). Toward teaching a robot `infant’ using emotive communication acts. In Edmonds, B. and Dautenhahn, K. (eds.), Socially Situated Intelligence: a workshop held at SAB’98, August 1998, Zürich. University of Zürich Technical Report, 25-40.


Social Intelligence as Norm Adaptation 21 August 1998

A paper presented at the workshop on Socially Situated Intelligence, held at SAB’98, the Fifth International Conference of the Society for Adaptive Behavior, University of Zürich, 17 – 21 August 1998.

Published as: Magnus Boman and Harko Verhagen (1998). Social Intelligence as Norm Adaptation. In Edmonds, B. and Dautenhahn, K. (eds.), Socially Situated Intelligence:http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/groups/ailab/events/sab98/ a workshop held at SAB’98, August 1998, Zürich. University of Zürich Technical Report, 17-24.


Experiments on human-robot communication with Robota, an imitative learning and communication doll robot 21 August 1998

A paper presented at the workshop on Socially Situated Intelligence held at SAB’98, the Fifth International Conference of the Society for Adaptive Behavior, University of Zürich, 17 – 21 August 1998.

Published as: Aude Billard, Kerstin Dautenhahn and Gillian Hayes (1998). Experiments on human-robot communication with Robota, an imitative learning and communication doll robot. In Edmonds, B. and Dautenhahn, K. (eds.), Socially Situated Intelligence: a workshop held at SAB’98, August 1998, Zürich. University of Zürich Technical Report, 4-16.


Critical Incident Management: An Empirically Derived Computational Model 20 August 1998

Published as: Moss, S. (1998). Critical Incident Management: An Empirically Derived Computational Model. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation vol. 1, no. 4, http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS/1/4/1.html


On Modelling in Memetics 26 May 1998

Published as: Edmonds, B. (1998). On Modelling in Memetics. Journal of Memetics – Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission, 2(2).


Hierarchical Organization of Robots: A Social Simulation Study 20 May 1998


Social Simulation Models and Reality: Three Approaches 8 May 1998


Capturing Social Embeddedness: a constructivist approach 1 May 1998

Published as: Edmonds, B. (1999). Capturing Social Embeddedness: a constructivist approach. Adaptive Behavior, 7:323-348.


Modelling Bounded Rationality In Agent-Based Simulations using the Evolution of Mental Models 1 March 1998

Published as: Edmonds, B.(1999). Modelling Bounded Rationality In Agent-Based Simulations using the Evolution of Mental Models. In Brenner, T. (Ed.), Computational Techniques for Modelling Learning in Economics, Kluwer, 305-332.


Meta-Genetic Programming: Co-evolving the Operators of Variation 20 January 1998

Published (by invitation) as: Edmonds, B. (2001) Meta-Genetic Programming: Co-evolving the Operators of Variation, Electrik (Special issue on AI), 9:13-29.


Gossip, Sexual Recombination and the El Farol Bar: modelling the emergence of heterogeneity 12 December 1997

An extended version published as: Edmonds, B. (1999). Gossip, Sexual Recombination and the El Farol bar: modelling the emergence of heterogeneity. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 2(3), http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/2/3/2.html


Boundedly versus Procedurally Rational Expectations 1 December 1997

To be published as: Moss, S. (forthcoming). Boundedly versus Procedurally Rational Expectations. In Hallet, H and McAdam, P. (eds.), New Directions in Macro Economic Modelling, Kluwer.


Artificially Intelligent Specification and Analysis of Context-Dependent Attribute Preferences 1 October 1997


The Possible Incommensurability of Utilities and the Learning of Goals 1 September 1997


Validation and Verification of Computational Models with Multiple Cognitive Agents 1 July 1997


A Re-analysis of the Effects of Task Decomposition and Organizational Structure on Performance and Robustness 1 June 1997


Modelling Socially Intelligent Agents 20 May 1997

Original version © AAAI 1997

Original version presented as: “Modelling Socially Intelligent Agents in Organisations” at the AAAI FAll Symposium on Socially Intelligent Agents, Cambridge, MA, November, 1997.

Expanded version published as: Edmonds, B. (1998). Modeling Socially Intelligent Agents. Applied Artificial Intelligence, 12:677-699.


From Complexity to Agent Modelling and Back Again - some implications for economics 1 May 1997

Presented at: The workshop on Economics and the Sciences of Complexity, Namur, Brussels, May 1997.


Complexity and Scientific Modelling 10 April 1997

Presented at: 20th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, August 1997.

Published as: Edmonds, B. (2000). Complexity and Scientific Modelling. Foundations of Science. 5: 379-390


Development, Re-Representation, and Epistemology in Language Acquisition: Commentary on the Precis of Beyond Modularity by Kariloff-Smith 1 April 1997


Combining Evolutionary Computing Techniques to Find Credible Qualitative Descriptions of the Demand-Side of Markets 20 March 1997

Published as: Bruce Edmonds and Scott Moss and Helen Gaylard (1997) Combining Evolutionary Computing Techniques to Find Credible Qualitative Descriptions of the Demand-Side of Markets. Eufit ’97-5th European Congress on Intelligent Techniques and Soft Computing, pp. 727-731, Verlag Mainz, Wissenschaftsverlag, 1997.


SDML: A Multi-Agent Language for Organizational Modelling 1 March 1997

Published as: Moss, S., Gaylard, H, Wallis, S. and Edmonds, B. (1998). SDML: A Multi-agent Language for Organizational Modelling. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 4 (1), 43-69


A Simple-Minded Network Model with Context-like Objects 10 January 1997

Presented at: The workshop on Context at the European Conference on Cognitive Science (ECCS’97), Manchester, April, 1997


The Possible Irreducibility of Artificial Software Life 6 January 1997


Autonomy, Consent, and Written Consent 1 January 1997


The Role of Incremental Learning in the Acquisition of Phrase Structure 29 August 1996


Modeling R&D Strategy as a Network Search Problem 12 April 1996


Modelling Bounded Rationality using Evolutionary Techniques 12 April 1996

Published as: Edmonds, B. and Moss, S. (1997). Modelling Bounded Rationality using Evolutionary Techniques. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1305, 31-42.


A Cognitive Approach to Modelling Structural Change 1 April 1996


Pragmatic Holism 21 February 1996

An extended version is published as: Edmonds, B. (1999). Pragmatic Holism (or pragmatic reductionism), Foundations of Science, 4:57-82.


Logic, Reasoning and A Programming Language for Simulating Economic and Business Processes with Artificially Intelligent Agents 1 February 1996

Published as: Edmonds, B., Moss, S. and Wallis, S.: Logic, Reasoning and A Programming Language for Simulating Economic and Business Processes with Artificially Intelligent Agents. In Ein-Dor, Phillip (ed.) Artificial Intelligence in Economics and Management. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers (1996). 221-230.


A Top-Down Approach to Lexical Acquisition and Segmentation 1 August 1995


Modelling the Process of Market Emergence 1 August 1995


What is Complexity? The philosophy of complexity per se with application to some examples in evolution 19 May 1995

Published as: Edmonds, B. (1999): What is Complexity? – The philosophy of complexity per se with application to some examples in evolution, in F. Heylighen & D. Aerts (Eds.): The Evolution of Complexity, Kluwer, Dordrecht.


Axelrod meets Cournot: oligopoly and the evolutionary metaphor, part 1. 20 March 1995


Efficient Forward Chaining for Declarative Rules in a Multi-Agent Modelling Language 16 February 1995

A version is published as: Wallis, S., Edmonds, B. and Moss, S., (1995): The Implementation and Logic of a Strictly Declarative Modelling Language. Expert Systems ’95, Cambridge, 1995. In Macintosh, A. and Cooper, C. (eds.), (1995): Applications and Innovations in Expert Systems III. SGES Publications, Oxford. 351-360.


A Formal Preference-State Model with Qualitative Market Judgments 8 February 1995

An updated version published as: Moss, S. and Edmonds, B. (1997): A Knowledge-based Model of Context-Dependent Attribute Preferences for Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Omega, 25(2), 155-169.


Modelling Learning as Modelling 11 October 1994


Can you Improve Economic Forecasts? Some Lessons from Computability Theory 13 September 1994


Evaluating Competitive Strategies 1 September 1994

Published as: Moss, S., Dixon, H. D. and Wallis, S. (1995): Evaluating Competative Strategies. Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, 4, 245-258.